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Sunday, September 10, 2006

My First Meme

As near as I can tell a meme is where you blog about some aspect of your life that allows you, my dear readers, to get to know me (or in this case, my kids) better.
I've taken Thoroughly Mormon Millie's tag and run with it.
Here's the result:

SNAPSHOT MEME: MY KIDS

Stephen (age 11)
1. Something I do well - "I do homework well. I listen to you well, and I ride my bike well."
2. Something I'd like to improve on - "Swimming all the way from one side of the pool to the other."
3. My favorite food - "Spaghetti-o's."
4. Three words that best describe me - "Honest, true, and obedient." (Pat says musical)
5. My happiest moment - " Hearing Mrs. Thompson (his 4th grade teacher) was in our ward. But probably my MOST happy moment was spending time with my family."
6. The most important thing in my life now - "Family and Middle School."
7. Then to the moms: Were you surprised by any of the answers?
I think I was a little surprised to hear how important Middle School is to him right now.
I thought his self-perception was right on, as he has always been "honest, true and obedient". He actually expects the same of everyone around him.
It has been a bit of a struggle a couple of times at school because his nature is to expect righteousness from EVERYONE.
I was touched that his happy moment involved his family.

Emily (age 9)
1. Something I do well - "Draw. Ride bike. Cook."
2. Something I'd like to improve on - "Swimming."
3. My favorite food - "Creamed Eggs on Toast.'
4. Three words that best describe me - "Nice, good, adventurous."
5. My happiest moment - "My birthday, all of them."
6. The most important thing in my life now - "Family. Ladybugs (our name for Acheivement Days) and the gospel."
7. Then to the moms: Were you surprised by any of the answers?
Not one of these answers surprised me.
She was a little irritated when I typed in some of "attitude" related comments.
I actually had to erase them for her to keep answering these questions.
Kind of humorous from my perspective.

Nathan (age 7)
1. Something I do well - "Riding my bike. Climbing the walls. Being nice and following the rules."
2. Something I'd like to improve on - "Riding my bike."
3. My favorite food - "Hallelujah Pasta, Macaroni and cheese, cereal, and pasghetti-o's"
4. Three words that best describe me - "Sharer, I climb trees good and I jump on the trampoline good (athletic), Kind-hearted."
5. My happiest moment - "I don't know. Playing with Sam."
6. The most important thing in my life now - "Mom and Dad. And (siblings) ."
7. Then to the moms: Were you surprised by any of the answers?
I wasn't surprised by these either.
Especially the riding bike stuff.
Totally and completely his life right now.
I liked that he knows he is a good "sharer" and that he is good at being nice and following the rules.
Funny that he mentioned climbing the walls.
I'll have to blog about that later with some pictures.

Thomas (age 5)
1. Something I do well - "This, (he gave me a kiss on the cheek, ahhh). Being with mommy. Pretzel sitting, criss-cross applesauce (at school)."
2. Something I'd like to improve on - "Run faster, and get a bike."
3. My favorite food - "Macaroni and cheese, and chips, and cheese, dipping chips in cheese."
4. Three words that best describe me - (from mom and dad) analytical, marches to the beat of his own drum, affectionate.
5. My happiest moment - "Being with mommy and daddy and (my family) and my friends, and the whole world, AND Jesus."
6. The most important thing in my life now - "Being with Mommy forever."
7. Then to the moms: Were you surprised by any of the answers?
I'm glad we are getting him a bike for his birthday in October.
We sold his broken, hand-me down one that needed $20 worth of repair in our hugely successful yard sale.
I was really touched with his affection and love of family.
He surprised me a little with the comment about being happy with Jesus.
Do you think the fact that it is Sunday influenced these answers?

Rebekah (age 4)
1. Something I do well - "Not telling lies, being good and know what's right, play with dollies, oh, and I dance."
2. Something I'd like to improve on - "Have snacks. (he he)" "Writing (my name)
3. My favorite food - "Pizza. With macaroni on it."
4. Three words that best describe me - vivacious, fun-loving, (from Pat) dancie-prancie
5. My happiest moment - "Dancing and singing."
6. The most important thing in my life now - "Calling someone (on the phone)."
7. Then to the moms: Were you surprised by any of the answers?
I loved the first thing she talked about was "not telling lies".
She has been working very hard at being honest.
She dances everywhere.
All dance, all the time.
Oh, and I laughed at her "calling someone" comment.
She constantly has a play phone to her ear and "calls" people all the time.
I have actually had to interrupt her "conversations" to talk to her.
Samuel (20 months)
1. Something I do well - Climb, make my brothers and sisters laugh, listen to mom and dad.
2. Something I'd like to improve on - Sleeping through the night
3. My favorite food - Chocolate chips! Cereal, and bread.
4. Three words that best describe me - silly, obedient, good-natured
5. My happiest moment - Finding a bag of chocolate chips left out on the counter! Oh, and going outside!
6. The most important thing in my life now - My sippy cup.
7. Then to the moms: Were you surprised by any of the answers?
I would say these answers were VERY predictable! (he he!)
This was very fun and insightful.

4 comments:

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

How fun to read about your cute kids! Thanks for playing along! I loved the "all dance, all the time" - that would be me! :)

Heather said...

This was fun. I do this with my kids quite often, but some of these questions were things I have never asked them. Good questions. Another fun thing to do is to take a proverb like, "A penny saved is________________ and let the kids fill it in. My kids answers were hilarious. I have a whole list of them. I'll share it with you sometime, along with some of the answers. I will be away from my computer for 2 weeks. When I get back to it I will definitely ask my kids the questions you asked your kids, and share their answers with you.
It sounds like you are REALLY good at making mac and cheese! It's obvious you have a happy home.
I'll miss your blog for the next little while.

Perry said...

I see that Miss M got all of the taste buds in the family! Creamed eggs on Toast, how awesome is that? I'm sure your DH (designated hitter?) has told her that her that is also her best Uncle's favorite food.

Sandy said...

Hey...just wanted to let you know that I love your kids, and that I'm still "spying" on you via your blog!